Mount Saviour Monastery

June 2008
Fr. James Cronen & Fr. Martin Boler   
A major change occurred after Fr. Martin presented his resignation after nearly 40 years as Prior.  Fr. James Cronen was chosen as Prior Administrator.  The present laws of the Vatican require the superior of a monastic community to be a priest.  Fr. James entered the noviciate at St-Paul.s Abbey in Newton NJ in 1947 and moved to Mount Saviour in 1966.  His monastic experience will be an asset to lead our small community and continue the ideal our our founders.  He took office on Father's Day.
    Br. John Thompson came back from his studies in Italy.  Before his return, he described his experience: "The program offers a one of a kind opportunity to deepen our understanding of the process or formation, engage in cross-cultural dialog around formation issues and perspectives, to grow in our own monastic formation and to be of service in the continual work of formation in our respective communities. I am enjoying the program immensely and greatly appreciate the sacrifice that our community is making in providing this deeply enriching opportunity."
    On June 11th, we received John Mercer as postulant.  On June 17th, Br. Thomas went to Prince of Peace Abbey, California, to attend a 2 week Juniorate school  Two years ago, we hosted the session offered to Junior monks of Benedictine communities.
    On  Saturday, June 28th,  Fr. Martin and Br. John went to Rochester for the ordination of Edison Tayag,  a former student of our Summer Program.  He is the second priest for the diocese of Rochester who spent time here with the Summer Program

Coming Events:
Dedication Day: Aug. 17th with Mass at 10:00 followed by a brunch and music.

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